Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rod Stewart

This concert was only worth it to hear three songs; Young Turks, Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?, and the immortal Maggie May. I've always liked Rod, in fact Every Picture Tells a Story is one of my favorite pieces of vinyl. So I was in for a surprise when a cartoon announced that the "Rodinantor" was back from the future to save us from bad music. In reality his own soulless show was about as bad as anything I have ever seen. He only played his hits and even had his three black back-up singers play a sped up cover of Janice Joplin's Every Little Piece of my Heart, which did the song no justice. His gold shoes and soccer ball kicking only distracted from the show. The band on the other hand was extremely tight and well rehearsed. I am glad that I got to knock off another one of my favorite singers from my list of must sees, though I wish he would have had a little more heart.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

STP

So, Robbie and I decided three months ago that we must seize the opportunity to see STP now that Scott Weiland was done with his stint as the "2nd Gn'R" singer in Velvet Revolver. We drove up the day of the show to the fair grounds were we ate at the amazing Good Ole Burger (best hamburgers ever)and spoke politics. we then walked back to the pick up station and drank 40's while we waited for the bus. A band called The Color Turning opened with some groovy exploratative songs, we really liked them. On the other hand Black Rebel Motorcycle Club came out and played a monotonous set of sixties infused rock. Other than three songs the set was less than memorable. STP came out more than fashionably late to one of their hits, then Scott explained that they were late because he was buying furniture and that the arena smelled like cow shit, not that was a bad thing but rather it reminded him and I quote, "of my first orgy, I'm not lying" They played all of their hits and a few little jam songs. His voice wasn't the same but it was better than I had expected for a heroine addict. When he sang "I'm smelling like a rose..." it just reminded me of driving around in a violet Nissan Sentra for more than the last 2 1/2 years, funny how memories can be replaced from childhood to adulthood. They were the quintessential 90's rock band. They fused eighties experimental rock with seventies groove laden repetitive metal and ended up sounding like Seattle. All and all go see them play if they come to your town and are only 20 bucks, otherwise it's not really worth it.

Let's remember the good ole days:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Banks Viollete


I could stare at his art work all day.

Chopmeet

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Yesterday I went to the first annual Chopmeet at Wrightwood, California. It was great to see so many pieces of art and be able to see everything in person. My one complaint was the price, $120 dollars for three people is a lot of money, I know you can say that they had three bands performing, but I have seen all these bands for no more than $15 bucks per person. Look closely at the pics of the 48 flathead and the FourAces show bike, the paint and detail is amazing. I personal favorite was Dice Matt's shovelhead and the 48 Flatty. These pictures were just my personal favorites.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Dark Knight


OK, well I didn't want to believe the hype, I only believed that because Mister Ledger offed himself with sleeping pills that the role he performed as the Joker was garnering him such publicity. I was wrong. He was fantastic. Rarely do you see an acting performance that shows such true craft. I have never sat in a theatre that fell so silent when he was on the screen. It brings to mind Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will be Blood or Sir Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the lambs. So in Conclusion all I have to say is, "I'm gonna make this pencil disappear."